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Gabba revamp details sought ahead of federal funding decision

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A top-level authority similar to the body that drove preparations for the successful Sydney Olympics is likely to oversee major projects, including the $1 billion Gabba stadium redevelopment, for any 2032 Brisbane Games.

But the Morrison government wants more details before it will agree to cover half the cost of plans – released by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday – to raise the stadium height and capacity limit.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says an overhauled Gabba will be the centrepiece of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

The 126-year-old site would essentially be demolished and rebuilt under the proposal for it to host the opening and closing ceremonies should the International Olympic Committee



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